HIV Clinical Fellowship
To address the very real and imminent workforce shortage of HIV providers in the United States, the HIV/AIDS Division at SFGH offers a one-year intensive, applied medical training program in HIV clinical care.
Initiated in 2004, this competitive one-year HIV clinical fellowship leverages the teaching skills and expertise of our forty full-time and affiliated faculty in HIV primary care and sub-specialty care to train fellows in the clinical care of HIV-infected adults. Fellows rotate through a variety of primary care and specialty care clinics at SFGH, as well as the HIV inpatient consult service, gaining experience in managing complications and comorbidities of HIV. Fellows are trained in management of antiretroviral therapy, opportunistic infections, and viral hepatitis; other areas of focus include HIV-related dermatologic, pulmonary, psychiatric, neurologic, metabolic, and cardiovascular comorbidities.
The UCSF HIV Clinical Scholar's Fellowship is distinct from traditional academic training programs in Infectious Diseases, and can be completed in just one year. We emphasize the training of front-line clinicians who will become leaders in their chosen field within HIV medicine. Graduates of our fellowship provide HIV expertise, care, and leadership in a variety of community settings.
The 2016-2017 HIV clinical fellow is funded by the HIV Medical Association (HIVMA)'s Clinical Fellowship, and our fellowship currently is restricted to those eligible for the HIVMA program. The HIVMA Clinical Fellowship is intended to train HIV clinicians who are committed to caring for underserved minority HIV-infected patients.